Showing posts with the label traffic stops

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Violent crime, AI tech, transparency

Fired cops, police advisory committee, police community relations, traffic stops clogging courts, police discipline records, National Crime Victimization Survey, stranger danger and violent crime, reducing gun crime, stolen guns, rap music used as evidence to convict, AI tool in criminal cases faces legal challenges, AI cameras, drones respond to 911 calls, police transparency in Pittsburgh, police data transparency, dashboards for criminal justice, and more... POLICE CONDUCT The Police Department for Fired Cops  (Illinois Answers Project) New police advisory committee formed after changes from state law  (Fox13Memphis) Using basketball to improve police-community relations and lower gun violence  (The Philadelphia Inquirer) In Memphis, Minor Traffic Stops are Clogging Courts and Draining Resources  ( Yonkers PD must hand over police discipline records to civil liberties group, judge rules  (AOL) CRIME RATE National Crime Victimization Survey: Prevalence Estimation Methods  (C

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Surveillance, crime rate, prison

Naming officers in police misconduct investigations, easing restrictions on marijuana, citizen oversight board, traffic stops, decline in use of force, support for police, drop in crime, National Crime Victimization Survey, expanding surveillance, proactive policing and surveillance, automated license plate readers, crypto money laundering, AI, residents demand more transparency, charging for prison cells, juvenile detention centers, and more... POLICE CONDUCT State supreme court: DA must name officers in police misconduct investigations  (AOL) US poised to ease restrictions on marijuana in historic shift, but it’ll remain controlled substance  (AP News) The Louisiana Town Where a Traffic Stop Can Lead to One Charge After Another  (ProPublica) New citizen oversight board legislation enacted to support police, 'worrisome' to critics  (Herald-Tribune) 21 senior members of DC police to be dismissed — more than half due to ‘serious misconduct’  (WTOP) Despite Increase in Arrests, H

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Staff shortages, traffic stops, surveillance

Reviewing body cam footage, police staff shortages and mandatory overtime in Baltimore, traffic fines generate revenue, racial bias in traffic stops, Seattle homicides, gun violence, automated license plate readers, crime data transparency, future of US jails, GA understaffed prisons, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Mobile public safety director to review all use of force body cam footage amid growing tensions  ( Baltimore police union sounds alarm over severe staffing shortages and mandatory overtime  (Fox Baltimore) This Louisiana Town Runs Largely on Traffic Fines. If You Fight Your Ticket, the Mayor Is Your Judge.  ( DOJ announces expansion of program to Memphis to fight violent crime in the city  ( City efforts to address racial bias in traffic enforcement have reduced the number of stops, but disparities remain  ( CRIME RATE Seattle Ties Record For Homicides Set In The 1990s  (The Seattle Medium) On guard but not sworn: The relat

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Murder decline, traffic stops, generative AI

Solving more murders, culture of wellness in criminal justice jobs, the police personality, traffic stop disparities, drop in gun violence and murders, gun homicides down slightly, generative AI for criminal justice, reducing recidivism and worker shortage, free prison calls, and more... POLICE CONDUCT New evidence that we're solving more murders  (Slow Boring) DOJ Officials Call for 'Culture of Wellness' in Criminal Justice Jobs  (National Criminal Justice Association) The “Police Personality”: Is it Real?  (Sage Journals) Most U.S. emergency call centers are understaffed  (Axios) Kansas Cops Have 'Waged War on Motorists' by Subjecting Them to Pretextual Traffic Stops, a Federal Judge Says  (reason) see also: Pittsburgh efforts to address racial bias in traffic enforcement have reduced the number of stops, but disparities remain  (Public Source) Tickets and arrests didn’t go up when SROs reintroduced to Denver schools, police data shows  (The Colorado Sun) CRIME RA

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: foot patrols, traffic stops, recidivism

Chicago police pause new foot pursuit policy, police in schools, staffing woes in Baltimore PD, effects of one day foot patrols on hot spots, campus sexual assault, Texas will 'eliminate all rapists', MN county stops prosecuting low level traffic stops, body cam law to standardize operations across the state, recidivism rates over the past 10 years, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Chicago police will delay making temporary foot pursuit policy permanent, saying more time is needed for data analysis  (Chicago Tribune)  When Schools Call Police On Kids  (WFAE) see also:  Gun violence in city prods Erie School District to propose delay in reducing police force  ( State Police takes no action against trooper who lied about Ronald Greene body cam footage  (WBRZ) Police staffing woes complicate reform effort in Baltimore  (Associated Press) South Dallas Property Owner Sues City Over Habitual Criminal Property Designation  (Dallas Observer) Dallas police chief has 'serious co